Justin Trudeau’s history in headlines again
Liberal legacies are still lurking
Elevate had Margaret Trudeau as a speaker at its recent event Think 2030. CTV News asking whether she was paid by the organization that received more than $5.8 million in federal funding was met with a refusal to answer. Meanwhile, a book tour by Jean Chrétien has the former PM saying Justin Trudeau should listen to old Liberals.
A new scorecard from Ottawa
The federal cabinet shakeup ahead of the November 22 return to Parliament finds Anita Anand named defence minister rather than Harjit Sajjan. Carolyn Bennett moves away from any Indigenous file. And the social-media-related heritage ministry returns to Pablo Rodriguez, as Steven Guilbeault is going back to his environmental roots.
“When you’re off the clock. You’re off the clock.” Ontario labour minister Monte McNaughton introduced the Working for Workers Act to require companies with more than 25 employees to give them the choice to log off after hours. The legislation will also prohibit non-compete arrangements and incorporates a right to washrooms.
Team Edward vs. Team Martha
National interest in keeping track of the players in the Rogers Communications drama has inspired competing companies to produce explainers, as the company share price plunged. John Tory is defending his role as a mediator, because it was something Ted Rogers asked his former CEO to do. But then, Ted died before Twitter caught on:
Cineplex has shut down Toronto’s last trace of Famous Players. Canada Square Cinemas lasted 16 years beyond the merger of two once-competing chains. The eight Yonge and Eglinton screens debuted as a Cineplex in 1985: its cupholders had long outlived their sponsor. Famous Players somehow lives on in Prince George, B.C.
Finally, everything’s got a price
Keanu Reeves gifted Rolex Submariners at the Paris wrap party for John Wick: Chapter 4 to four stuntmen, with engraved appreciation, as portrayed in the photos circulating on Instagram. The retail price of these watches is $10,750, but current supply chain issues and a Rolex shortage has nearly doubled their cost on the secondary market: